Tibetan Nuns 108 Bead Carnelian Mala
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Deep red/brown carnelian stone with yellow chakra tassel. A “grounding” gem, calming carnelian promotes peace and harmony while encouraging stamina and bolstering courage. Sharpens concentration, dispels emotional negativity, increases patience in support of positive life choices.
In Buddhist tradition,108 is the conventional number of beads for malas, representing the 108 kleshas that cloud the mind. In Hinduism, Vedic mathematicians believed 108 represented the wholeness of existence. Some have said there are 108 stages of the human soul’s journey, and others link spiritual enlightenment with taking 108 breaths a day while meditating. In yogic tradition, the body has 108 sacred places. Others say malas have 100 beads for mantra recitation plus 8 extra for miscounts!
Sequentially touching the 108 beads of a mala while reciting mantra centers the mind and focuses the breath. Om Mane Padme Hum is the ancient Tibetan mantra related to the bodhisattva of compassion; many also recite the Buddha’s name; or select your own personal mantra.
chattra's Tibetan Nuns 108 Bead Carnelian Mala comes in a re-usable pouch. Mala made in India by Delek Dolma (pictured below with chattra founder Ann), Buddhist Nun, Dolma Ling Nunnery, Dharamshala, Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh, India